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Peat Streams – Fly Fishing Peat Water Streams of Otago and Southland

Shane Wright and Murray McKnight spotting a monster. Featured image.

Home » Trout Peat Streams – Summer Fishing the Peat Water Streams of Otago and Southland by Monty Wright Shane Wright and Murray McKnight spotting a monster. Peat Streams Sprinkled throughout Otago and Southland are many small streams which are well known because of their good sized fish and peat-coloured water. Although the majority of these More...

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By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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Tups Indispensable and Fly Fishing Small Streams Around Canterbury

Tups Indispensable and Small Streams Around Canterbury with John Hey A number of small streams flow around Canterbury and while they don’t hold large populations of fish they are very enjoyable places to fish More...

Avoid Frightening Weary Trout
By Allan Burgess On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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Avoid Frightening Weary Trout – The Silent Approach by Monty Wright

How to Avoid Frightening Weary Trout – Walk Softly, Stay Low, and Wear Camouflage Clothing by Monty Wright Monty holding a nice rainbow. Note the subdued green and earthy colours. Try to avoid red, yellow More...

Monty Wright with 12 lb rainbow hen from the Caples River. Photograph John Todd. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, October 27th, 2018
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Caples and Greenstone Rivers, and the Black Rock, Otago

Home » Trout Caples and Greenstone Rivers, and the Story of the Black Rock by Monty Wright Monty Wright with 12 lb rainbow hen from the Caples River. Photograph John Todd. It was a beautiful clear morning as John More...

By Allan Burgess On Sunday, October 21st, 2018
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Rakaia River Mouth a Top Spot for Sea-Run Trout Fishing

Home » Trout Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout. Rakaia River Mouth Sea-Run Trout Fishing Some years the Rakaia River can experience unusually low flows More...

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By Allan Burgess On Saturday, October 20th, 2018
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Mepps Black Fury – Trout Blade Spinner

Mepps Black Fury Mepps Black Fury blade spinner. Many Kiwi anglers refer to a trout lure as a spinner even if it doesn’t actually spin. The black blade on a Mepps Black Fury really does spin! it spins around More...

Denis Brundell helping Rod across the Greenstone River. Fishing the Caples River. Featured Image.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, October 6th, 2018
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Caples River – The Dart, Diamond Creek, and the Rees – all in flood

Home » Trout Caples River – The Dart, Diamond Creek, and the Rees – were all in flood – Fly Fishing New Zealand by Monty Wright Denis Brundell helping Rod across the Greenstone River. We set off More...

Glimmy brass trout spoon lure or spinner bait. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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Glimmy Brass Spoon Trout Spinner – An Oldie Very Effective Fish Taker

Home » Trout Glimmy Brass Spoon by Allan Burgess Glimmy brass trout spoon lure or spinner bait. This brass spoon was known originally as a Glimmy, or Record Little Glimmy was part of a vast range of spinnerbaits More...

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By Allan Burgess On Saturday, August 18th, 2018
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Trout Fishing With Rapala Minnows

Trout Fishing With Rapala Minnows by Bryce Stupples   Rapala Countdown CD5 (5cm in length). My first introduction to the mighty Rapala was through a family friend who has featured in a number of my stories More...

Just enough time for a quick photograph and the fish was off. Photo Monty Wright. Routeburn River.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
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Routeburn River, Otago – A Trophy Fishery that is Catch and Release Only

Home » Trout Routeburn River, Otago, is Catch and Release Only – You need all the skills to fish the Routeburn Just enough time for a quick photograph and the fish was off. Photo Monty Wright. Routeburn River. by More...